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Girl evolves from teenager to adult in musical
"The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown" hits stage in Lawrenceville
Stephanie Friedman as Kelly and Kylie Brown as Samantha portray friends in “The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown” at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.

“The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown”

When: March 13-April 6

Where: Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville

How much: $25–$35

More info: 678-226-6222 or

Crossing over from puberty to adulthood can usually be marked with a single event in each person’s life such as going to college or into the workforce. For Samantha Brown, her decision must be made by simply starting her car.

“The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown” runs March 13 through April 6 at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A discount matinee will be at 10 a.m. April 2.

Tickets are $25–$35 with the Wednesday matinee costing $16.

Samantha Brown is a girl who has what every teenager wants: brains, a boyfriend, functional parents and an acceptance letter to the college of her choice. Yet she sits in her car with her bags packed and can’t turn the key in the ignition. At the crossroads to adulthood, will Samantha come to terms with her parents’ expectations, her first love, and a lost friendship and start the car, drive away and find freedom?

Cast members are: Kylie Brown as Sam, Stephanie Friedman as Kelly, Chris Damiano as Dad, Wendy Melkonian as Mom and Jeremiah Parker Hobbsas Adam.

Aurora Theatre is at 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville. Free parking is available on the deck attached to Aurora Theatre at 153 Crogan St.

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